Nothing can ruin the holiday season quicker than a medical emergency, especially when the issue happens to your loved one, either human or pet. Between decorations and food, a plethora of problems can emerge. Therefore, make sure potential holiday hazards in your house are kept secure. Below is an infographic from VetNetwork on some of those possible perils.
Keep your veterinarian’s number handy (or the number to the closest emergency vet) as well as the ASPCA’s Poison Control Hotline in case your pet becomes poisoned or injured in some other way. Here is the organization’s toll-free number: 888-426-4435.
May you and your furry friends enjoy a safe and happy Christmas!
We’ve entered Holiday Season 2018. Grocery stores are pulling out the turkeys and baking supplies for Thanksgiving, and big-box stores have set up Christmas trees. With Thanksgiving about a week away and Christmas only five to six weeks from now, this is a good time to remind pet parents of the dangers the holiday season can present to our furry family members.
Here are five pet safety tips to be mindful of these next two months:
Make sure you know your veterinarian’s holiday hours and the phone number of the emergency vet clinic in your community in case something should happen. Another handy number to have is the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline: 1-888-426-4435. Although we hope nothing happens to our furry family members, having these phone numbers handy and knowing if your vet (or another) is available on-call is good information to have just in case.
Find more tips and helpful information regarding holiday safety at these websites:
NEXT WEEK: A guest post from Katie at Personal Creations on Thanksgiving Food Do’s and Don’t’s for your pet, including creative food and treat ideas from your left-overs! Be sure to stop by! Meantime, check out the graphic below from Personal Creations for this week's blog post.
Christmas is just a few short days away. Nothing can ruin the holiday season quicker than a health emergency, whether it involves a human or a beloved pet. The American Veterinary Medical Association lists several things that you as a pet parent can avoid in order to keep your pets healthy and safe. Here are a few:
Safety applies to travel as well. GoPetFriendly lists some tips for holiday car traveling and home visits with your pet, including:
For airline travel safety trips, visit http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/pets/articles/holiday-pet-travel-guide.
Find more thoughts on holiday pet safety at these websites:
Merry Christmas to you and your beloved furry ones!
Thanksgiving is upon those of us living the United States, a time of family, friends, and feasting. However, there are many foods which are good for people but harmful to our pets. Additionally, the comings and goings of loved ones can cause stress in pets.
Here are four tips to help keep your pets healthy and safe during this special holiday:
Read more pet safety tips for Thanksgiving at the following websites:
I wish you and your family, including your four-footed ones, a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!
The holiday season is upon us. As people hurry and scurry, our pets tend to be neglected and their safety often overlooked. However, as you prepare for Christmas, don’t let your hustle and bustle bring disaster to your pets. Here are some tips to help keep your furry companions safe during this busy time of year:
Follow these simple tips, and you, your family, and your pet will more greatly enjoy the Christmas season!
Gayle M. Irwin is a writer and public relations professional who volunteers with various animal rescue groups. She enjoys sharing her books and her passion for pets and the environment with others.